Taxing Questions

We pay tax on our income, sometimes on our capital gains, and in some circumstances the value of our estate when we die.

The rules and allowances can seem very complicated and they change all the time. That’s why it’s important to work with somebody who understands the issues and can advise you on the most efficient way to arrange your finances.

We can help you plan your taxes in advance, and come up with effective strategies that will use the lawful reliefs and allowances to minimise the amount you have to pay. It also ensures that any savings for the future make the most of any tax reliefs available.

Understanding taxation means that you will be better prepared to ensure that your finances are arranged in a way that will save you money. If you take action and review your tax affairs you may be able to reduce the amount of tax you have to pay.

INFORMATION IS BASED ON OUR CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF TAXATION LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS. ANY LEVELS AND BASES OF, AND RELIEFS FROM TAXATION, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY DOES NOT REGULATE TAXATION & TRUST ADVICE.

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Savings & Investments

Since there are so many different types of savings and investments, it is wise to seek expert advice which can be tailored to suit your own circumstances. Paying too much in tax or charges can seriously reduce your returns.

The value of investments and income from them can go down. You may not get back the original amount invested.

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Pensions

Saving for retirement can be confusing. There are many options and it is important that the right one or even a combination of options is chosen correctly. The major changes announced in the 2014 budget to the way in which pension benefits can be taken certainly offer more flexibility however it is now more important than ever that the right choices are made . Flexibility only applies where the scheme rules allow and there may be tax consequences to consider.

A Pension is a long term investment the fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.

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Wealth Management

Once you have money it’s important that you protect it against the potential threats of taxation, inflation and investment risk. We can help you ensure that you are making the most of tax efficient solutions and have an investment structure which is efficient.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax planning.

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance is probably one of the most important types of insurance you can arrange. Without it, an illness or accident can have serious long-term financial implications for you and your family.

Critical illness plans have no cash in value at any time and will cease at the end of the term. If you stop paying your premiums your cover may end.
Plans may not cover all the definitions of a critical illness. The definitions vary between product providers and will be described in the key features document if you go ahead with a plan.

Income protection plans that have no investment link have no cash in value at any time and will cease at the end of the term. If you stop paying your premiums your cover may end.

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Life Assurance

A Life Assurance policy pays out a sum of money when the person who is covered by the plan dies. The money is intended to pay off any outstanding debts and support your dependants financially by providing them with a further lump sum or a regular income if you die.

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